Dr. Vivek Patil, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 45

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Vivek Patil, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Bethesda, MD and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Sibley Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Vivek Patil, MD

Maryland Oncology - Bethesda Surgeon

6420 Rockledge Dr Ste 4200 Bethesda, MD 20817 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(240) 487-7522

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Patil's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patil performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patil performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patil performs Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patil performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patil performs Colectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Patil performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Patil's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Patil accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Patil's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patil

4.4

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I’ve been to Dr. Patil several times. My issues were difficult. Dr. Patil did an outstanding job in each instance. I would highly recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 22, 2022
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Dr. Patil was professional and explained clearly. His bedside manner was excellent after surgery as he explained what he did and possible treatments after lab results come in.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jan 12, 2022
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Procedure went well. Dr Patil informed me about what would happen before and after procedure. Follow up visit also went well, concerns during recovery received follow up call from Dr Patil.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 14, 2021
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Courteous,polite, treated with respect and in timely manner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joel chepkwony – Dec 14, 2021
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Dr. Patil was clear and straightforward with what was needed. He gave me confidence in the procedure and explained details. The surgery went well, with little soreness afterwards and wounds healed quickly. Overall I couldn’t have been more pleased with how well the procedure was done. The team at Shady Grove is also adept at their jobs, warm and caring, and helpful both pre and post surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Veronica – Oct 19, 2021
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My appointment with Dr. Patil was very positive. His explanation was thorough and clear. His manner was engaging and he answered all my questions. I would not hesitate to see him again.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 17, 2021
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Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff. I got a good sense that they cared for their patients, me included.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 10, 2021
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Dr Patil performed my fistulotomy surgery and did a fantastic job. He and his staff were professional and friendly, office visits were easy to schedule. I would absolutely recommend him for such delicate surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jen – Aug 06, 2021
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Dr Patil did surgery for my colon cancer laparoscopically. Everything worked perfectly and I was out of the hospital in 2 days. Considering that I’m 79 years old it’s pretty amazing. During prior and post surgery visits he was very professional and friendly. It’s a blessing that I got into his care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 30, 2021
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Dr. Patil did my surgery and follow up afterward. He is very caring and concerned. He is highly competent and explained everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 03, 2021
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I live in a small town in Pa. and was told I had colon cancer and it would be a 10 day hospital stay, being cut from side to side and painful. Dr. Patil did the surgery and the tumor was the size of a baseball and he did it through my belly button and discharged in 2 days. He got all the cancer and no need for anything, except follow up with oncologist. Why would you go anywhere else? He is amazing!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Suzane Meals – Jun 16, 2020
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Highly Recommend! Dr. Patil has great bedside manner and is extremely knowledgeable. My surgery went great, and pathology confirmed his initial diagnosis.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 03, 2020
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After two surgeries with Dr. Patil I am confortable with his level of expertise and judgement after he presented the viable options for treatment, and both surgeries were successful. In spite of his schedule, if I had a minor issue or had any questions, he promptly returned my call and advised me of the situation and arranged to have me come into the office for follow-up. I intended to recommend Dr. Patil to my family and friends. Respectfully NFB
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Nadine Fluker in Germantown, Maryland – Apr 19, 2018
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Very charming but do not let him perform surgery on you.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Gaithersburg, MD – Dec 15, 2017
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Dr. Patil is a very good doctor. He helped my husband so much. My husband was having so much issues, and Dr. Patil solved all his issues. We even didn't have to wait so much to get an early appointment. My husband and I really appreciate it. Thank you Dr. Patil. God bless you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Silver Spring, MD – May 22, 2017
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Terrible Exp. After my hemorrhoid surgery, I did not receive any follow up call. The surgery was equal to almost dying. It was extremely painful, excruciating. He assured me the pain would last one to 2 weeks. But after 2 months and half, I am still suffering from intolerable pain, and it hasn't healed. He didn’t prescribe any cream to ease the pain, even after 4 weeks of pain and begging for help. He forgets to call the pharmacy for your prescription.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Elkridge, MD – Apr 24, 2017
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Nice guy, horrible surgeon. Had a surgery with him two years ago that I didn't need, and he never advised me of the serious risks of that procedure. Now here I am, needing more surgery for an open wound that he created on me that never healed and turned in to an abscess and fistula. And I was a completely healthy 31 year old when I started with him. Run away fast - he lacks experience.
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Pompano Beach, FL – Feb 24, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Vivek Patil, MD, FASCRS is a board-certified colorectal surgeon who is dedicated to providing sophisticated and compassionate surgical care for diseases...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
2002
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Vivek Patil, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Vivek Patil, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patil frequently treats Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags, Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal, and Colectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patil treats.

Where is Dr. Vivek Patil, MD's office located?

Dr. Patil's office is located at 6420 Rockledge Dr Ste 4200, Bethesda, MD 20817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Vivek Patil, MD speak?

Dr. Patil speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Maryland Oncology - Bethesda Surgeon

Maryland Oncology - Bethesda Surgeon6420 Rockledge Dr Ste 4200 Bethesda, MD 20817
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Maryland Oncology - Rockville Surgeon

Maryland Oncology - Rockville Surgeon9905 Medical Center Dr Ste 301 Rockville, MD 20850
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Patil is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

5 Awards Received

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)